Frederic Wandres Does Wonders in Havensafe Farm FEI World Cup Grand Prix

Frederic Wandres & Bluetooth OLD. Photograph ©

Two courses brimming with expertise highlighted opening day of the Adequan® International Dressage Competition (AGDF) Week 5. The Centerline Stables CDI1* Prix St. Georges and Havensafe Farm CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix set the tone in Wellington, FL. A person who isn’t any stranger to victory, Frederic Wandres (GER) aboard Bluetooth OLD, a 2010 Oldenburg (Bordeaux x Riccione), actually stole the present with their spectacular rating of 74.913%. A really aggressive runner-up rating went to France’s Morgan Babançon aboard Bolero scoring a 71.782%, and third went to Ashley Holzer (USA) and Valentine who weren’t far behind ending on a rating of 71.174%.

Whereas extremely proud, an ever-humble Wandres admitted that he and Bluetooth OLD nonetheless having room for enchancment earlier than attaining much more success. “I believed in the present day went significantly better than the final time CDI right here. He was a little bit extra contemporary and ahead, though the climate is a little bit bit hotter than final time. There are nonetheless many issues to develop, however total, it was good. He confirmed consistency in a check like this, and I believed this world cup qualification right here was in all probability the strongest thus far, so I’m very glad.”

Alexander Yde Helgstrand & Belantis. Photograph ©

Alexander Yde Helgstrand Takes the Highlight

All eyes had been on Denmark’s Alexander Yde Helgstrand and Belantis in the course of the opening class of AGDF 5 on Thursday morning because the dynamic pair received the Centerline Stables CDI1* Prix St. Georges.

A powerful lineup of twenty-six horses and riders got here collectively for the CDI1*. Solely three pairs scored within the 70s, together with Amanda Perkowski (USA) and Sontana MF, who positioned third with a 70.196%, and Charlotte Jorst (USA) scored a 70.392% aboard Zhaplin Langholt. Nonetheless, the best rating of 72.206%, a private finest rating, went to Alexander Yde Helgstrand (DEN) and Belantis, a 2009 DSP gelding (Benetton Dream Frh 1301 x Expo’se) owned by Helgstrand Dressage USA.

Helgstrand was past happy together with his horse’s efficiency. They’ve been a crew for about two years and all of their arduous work, mixed with a robust partnership, appears to be paying off. “In the present day, among the highlights got here from my trot. I felt like I had a extremely good trot, which is one thing now we have been working actually arduous on at residence, so I used to be very happy to see that come collectively.”

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